Since I've already gotten all my presents from Santa, I'm going to be a little naughty in 2018. I'm going to be decadent, give in to my desires. I'm going to go against everything I've ever preached on this blog. I'm going to genre-hop. I know. I'm sorry. There are so many reasons not to … Continue reading I’m Going to be a Bad, Bad, Girl . . .
December is almost over, which means we'll be welcoming in 2018 in a few days. Maybe you won't see it happen because you'll be in a pumpkin pie/eggnog-induced coma, or maybe you'll be hungover, which is the best way to bring in any New Year. But nonetheless, 2017 will be just a distant memory. Here's a … Continue reading The Top 7 Indie News Items from 2017 (that I can remember).
There's been a lot of talk lately about writing indie book reviews. You know, it's a kind thing to do, you're giving the book a bump in the Amazon algorithms. You see it everywhere on Twitter: support an author, leave a review. And I'll be honest, when I jumped into the indie world, I read … Continue reading Indie Book Reviews: My Unpopular Opinion
The other day, I got into a little spat with a couple people in a Facebook writer's group. Someone announced that they had just published their book. There were a lot of congratulations, but there was one woman who felt the need to edit this person's post. Yes, there was a typo in it. But … Continue reading Competitiveness. Let’s Not Talk About It
I've been blogging close to nothing these past few weeks. I've been sick, but not like, a flu/head cold/stomach bug thing that wouldn't go away. I've had an infection in the cartilage of my nose, and while the pain has been annoying and uncomfortable, it's been the antibiotics that have made me feel off for … Continue reading It’s Beginning to Look a lot like . . . Something the Cat Dragged in
PitchWars is an annual writing contest where writers all over the world compete for the chance to be mentored by traditionally published authors. If you have a completed novel, you can enter. While mentors comb through entries, everyone involved in the contest spends about a month on Twitter making friends, talking about writing, and sharing … Continue reading PitchWars: Should You Enter?
As always in conversations about self-publishing, the subject of marketing your book comes up. I hosted a Twitter chat last week on Self-Publishing, and people wanted to talk more about marketing than anything else. I get this. I mean, we all want people to find our books; we write so people can read our work. … Continue reading Five Reasons Why I’m Not Marketing My Books Right Now